Everything that happened in dance music while you were shuffling from Saturday to Sunday
There's Finally A New Craig David Track
Craig David continues the comeback of a lifetime by airing his first new track in forever on MistaJam's BBC 1Xtra show. Featuring grime geezer Big Narstie. The two artists previously met on MistaJam's live recording of the 6 Mix in October.
Deadmau5 Tracks Mysteriously Disappear From Label Site
A number of Deadmau5's most famous hits, including "Raise Your Weapon", "Sofi Needs A Ladder" and "Strobe" have disappeared from the Ultra Music YouTube channel. The mysterious disappearance was discovered by a reddit user on the Deadmau5 subreddit. Deadmau5 has had a historically tumultuous with major labels and has recently announced that he would be only releasing his music on independents in the future. After a few hours of users postulating theories as to why the tracks have been removed, Deadmau5 himself commented on the thread in his typical manner: "fuck ultra. thats why :)".
Chic To Headline Coachella(?)
Chic's Nile Rogers may have let it slip that his celebrated disco act will be headlining Coachella next year. In an interview with the New York Times, Nile went into detail about the band's new album and also mentioned a Coachella gig on the horizon. They will be joining confirmed acts Jean-Michel Jarre and St. Germain in April next year.
Hardwell And Nicky Romero Have 8-bit Beef
It wouldn't be a Monday morning without fresh reports of a DJ Twitter spat. Deadmau5 took a break from social media after Halloween's blowout with Skrillex, but luckily Hardwell and Nicky Romero were on hand to fill the void. This particular spat seemed to emerge from Hardwell tweeting a photo of an 8-bit version of himself appearing on screen while DJing. Romero thought it was ripping off his Call Nicky video game. After a bit of back and forth both parties seem to have gone quiet prsumably after they realised that nobody cares.
Maceo Plex Essential Mix
Maceo Plex returned to the Essential Mix on Friday with an eclectic selection of tracks that have influenced his musical development. He stated to the BBC that: "What I'd like for the listeners to gather from this Essential Mix is a closer look at all the musical soundscapes that inspire my own productions. As well as an intimate portrait of my roots stretching back to the early 90s when I began. Instead of playing all the newest unreleased hits, I've woven old and new music that I feel will grow on the listener the more they listen to it."
09 Nov 2015